Ohio Grazing Conference - 27 January 2023 - 8:00am

The 22nd Annual Ohio Grazing Conference at the Mt Hope Event Center features two days of speakers, vendors, and visiting with other farmers. The purpose of the conference is to bring you educational seminars, information, and ideas for the family dairy farms and many other grazing operations as well, motivating us to be viable and profitable in this environment, to build enthusiasm, and to keep the agrarian lifestyle in our heritage and communities. For more information, contact Harlen Rissler - 419-896-2234 or John Mark Weaver at 330-674-2069. Email: ohiograzing@yahoo.com

8:00 AM - Registration, Coffee & Donuts

8:25 AM - Welcome

8:30 AM - Unfair Advantage of Limited Acres:

      - Atlee Yutzy

9:30 AM - 12 Years of Planned Grazing on 35 Acres:  

      - What we've seen take place - Shawn & Beth Dougherty

10:15 AM - Break/Vendor Show

10:45 AM - Pastures that Make Cows Smile

    - John Daniel Schlabach

11:45 AM - Lunch/Vendor Show

12:45 PM - Future Farmers

      Where Do We Fit - Ernest Weaver

1:30 PM - The First Million - Where did it Go

    Panel:  Anthony Schlabach, Daniel Mast, Christian Chupp, Paul Mark Mullet, with Wade Miller and Regina Beidler as moderators

2:30 PM  - Vendor Show

2:45 PM - Mexico, continued from Thursday

   - Atlee Raber

3:30 PM - Wrap Up

3:45 Adjourn

WOMEN'S SESSIONS

10:45 AM - Friendly, Welcoming Feel of the Farm

   Couples Panel:  Jeff & Miriam Hershberger, Edward & Ida Keim, Jacob & Laurie Shetler, David & Emily Hershberger

1:30 PM - A Land FLowing With Milk - Running a small family farm on all grass Dairy

    - Shawn & Beth Dougherty

SHEPHERD"S SESSIONS

8:35 AM - Lambing and its Challenges

    -Brady Campbell

9:35 AM - Break

10:00 AM - Shepherd's Panel

     -  Willis Schlabach, Jonathan Troyer, Levi Hershberger Jr, with Marion Yoder as moderator

12:30 PM - Alternatives Forages Panel

  - Vernon Miller and Eli Schlabach with Danny Ray Gingerich as the moderator

1:30 PM - Transistioning from Dairy to Sheep

    - Dustin Miller

2:30 PM - Livestock Guard Animals

    - Rebecca Miller

 

For Vendor Info, Contact Vernon Mast - 330-600-1530

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